Malaspina Radio Society nears fundraising target

Radio Malaspina Society is just over $5,000 away from hitting its fall fundraising goal of $30,000.

Radio Malaspina Society is just over $5,000 away from hitting its fall fundraising goal of $30,000.

The society, which operates the non-profit CHLY 101.7 FM station, started the campaign in the last week of October and has had approximately 500 people pledged to donate $25,000.

Donations from the community is the station’s biggest source of funding.

“Along with donations, VIU student memberships and a small amount of advertising, the station operates on a budget of $80,000 a year,” said  Trevor Ruck, society vice-president.

The station broadcasts a wide variety of music including jazz, Afro beat, reggae, indie rock, funk, hip hop and also airs commentary programs including Democracy Now.

For more information or to donate, please call Dylan Perry, program manager, at 250-714-4206.